Professor Tarek Riad is the Managing Partner of Kosheri, Rashed and Riad Law Firm, one of the leading practitioners of commercial law and arbitration in Egypt.
Professor Riad has an LLB (1980) from Cairo Law School in addition to an LLM (1982) and SJD (1985) from Harvard Law School. Dr. Riad has been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1980 and a member of New York Bar since 1985 and speaks Arabic, English and French.
Professor Riad is the chairman of the executive committee of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (2013 to present), member of the board of trustees of DIAC, alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012 to present), and member of the scientific council of the ICC World Business Law Institute. He is also a professor and the head of the business and commercial law department at the German University in Cairo.
Professor Riad has acted as counsel, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman in numerous commercial arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC), Cairo Regional Arbitration Center, Gulf Corporation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (Bahrain), Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCAC), Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (Geneva), and UNCITRAL.
Professor Riad has acted as counsel for a number of multinational corporations such as Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Four Seasons, Philips, Colgate Palmolive, Siemens and AT & T.
Prof Riad has been appointed as expert on Egyptian law in numerous arbitrations such as; ICC Case 18113/ND, before foreign courts such as the Commercial Court in London (Queen Bench division), before US courts including United States District Court Central District of California- Eastern Division, United States District Court - Southern District of New York, and United States District Court Western District of Washington at Seattle, and, before UK and Jersey courts including the High Court of Justice, Queens Bench divisions, as well as, Commercial Courts.
Professor Riad was the chairman of two subcommittees responsible for drafting the companies' laws and the economic courts law at the economic committee of the Egyptian Supreme Policy Council. In May 2011 until June 2012. Prof. Riad was appointed as a member of the Consultative Council responsible for preparing drafts laws for the Egyptian Council of Ministries.
Professor Riad has written numerous publications including two books entitled The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration and Egyptian Companies Law, in addition to many articles about arbitration and the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt.